It is now organized and neat. Even the cabinet over our washer and drier can now welcome its new friends detergent and softener (plus a few other cleaning products and non-essentials). Tide and Bounce are so happy to have a home rather than fight for space on top of the machines.
Speed Police begged to go first (even though her day is actually tomorrow) because she has no clean shorts. (By the way, thanks MOAT mom Juliet for the idea to zip the extra cash (as incentive) and let them reap the rewards of clean vs. bearing the consequences of dirty clothes. … However, I think we all know that some of these kids will go to great lengths to avoid work. Remember our MOAT mom who recently discovered her child digging in mom’s underwear drawer rather than wash her own!)
Speed Police was ready to go.
clothes that were in the drier needing folding are still on our couch – clumped in a pile – in her basket. (I tried to convince her that folding the clothes while you’re taking them out of the drier works much better. I think she might have been born with her mother’s procrastination gene. It has to be genetic…) Her basket sure is cute, though.
By the way, Jack is helping put the clothes in take them out, plus fold the towels. I’m not waiting on this kid. Hopefully he won’t know life without simple work.
Thanks for walking the road with me.
Tune in tomorrow for a great guest blog from one of my favorite parenting teen bloggers, the author of Growing Up Well. He always has interesting insight on relevant topics. I can’t wait to read what he has to share! :)